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Love Bug Clay Pot Craft For Kids

Everyone needs some love in their life on February 14th and this Love Bug clay pot craft for kids is sure to do just that! Not only does it look adorable it is fun to make and is using dollar store supplies so will not break the bank. Easy Valentine craft for kids with a free printable tutorial below!

clay pot dollar store craft for Valentine


I love this craft because it is a little different from the paper and pipe cleaner Valentine crafts I have done previously!

The clay pots are readily available at The Dollar Store and the rest of the materials can be picked up inexpensively also.

The end result is a beautiful love Bug which can be kept in your own house for decoration or gifted to someone you care about!

My complete list of Valentine Day Crafts for Kids is not to be missed for those looking for lots of ideas to keep the kids entertained and amused in the run up to February 14th!

clay pot dollar store craft for Valentine

Love Bug Clay Pot Craft For Kids

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Estimated Cost: cheap

Valentine Dollar Store Clay Pot craft for kids lets you make this adorable love bug! Wil you keep him or give him away to your friend?!


  • Clay Pots, 2.5” – Dollar Store
  • Chenille Stems, Tinsel – Dollar Store
  • Pom Poms, Tinsel, Large and Small – Dollar Store
  • Googly Eyes – Dollar Store
  • White Paper Doilies – Dollar Store
  • Rhinestones, Heart Shaped (average size)– Dollar Store
  • Craft Paint in 3 colors – Light Pink, Hot Pink and Red
  • Pencil with new Eraser
  • Black Marker


  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors



Place all your supplies in front of you at your workstation.  Remove labels from the clay pots.  Paint one coat on each clay pot in each color, red, hot pink and light pink.  This is great if you have two kids as you can all do one each. Leave to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.


Cut the chenille stem into four-inch sections, bend in half and then attach a large pom pom to each end with a glue gun and glue sticks. Unfortunately young kids will just have to watch Mum or Dad doing this step.


Add a face to the love bug with googly eyes, a small pom pom nose and then draw on a smile with the black marker.  Accent mouth with cheeks created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the paint.


We need to make some wings next and we do this by cutting a triangle from each circular doily.  This is a good opportunity to teach kids how to create shapes using scissors. Gather the opposite end and attach to back of love bug with the glue gun.


Attach a heart shaped rhinestone to each love bug with the glue gun.  Decorate the bottom of each love bug with contrasting polka dots as shown in the image, created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the paint.

valentine clay pot craft process


You can change this craft up a bit with a different sized pot and different colors, but I think the combinations here work very well together and are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Kids will really enjoy this craft although be careful when using the glue gun!

This is a simple painting and crafting activity for kids of all ages! It is definitely one of my cutest Clay pot valentine craft ideas

Perfect for home decor for a Valentine party or friends or family If you were displaying it in your home you might hide a few chocolates below it for your kid on Valentine’s morning!

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Love Bug Clay Pot Craft For Kids

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